A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Piti Village in Guam on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 144.2453 East, latitude 13.902 North, depth = 99.7 km. The temblor was reported at 12:55:14 / 12:55 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000ghab. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ghab. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/07/18 / 2018-07-25 02:55:14 / July 25, 2018 @ 2:55 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 99.7 km (62 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop). Close country/countries, Guam (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Inarajan Village, Merizo Village, Talofofo Village (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 68 km NW of Piti Village, Guam.
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